When Richard Drew invented the transparent adhesive tape known as Scotch Tape in 1930, the world it seemed have much transparent wonder to go around to last it a life time. It performed just about any adhesive function imaginable. Today, we are seeing so many transparent gadgets being produced that it is hard to imagine the degree of awe that the transparent tape elicited from the public.
Of what particular reason would we want a transparent iron? Nothing really but it sure looks pretty neat, doesn’t it? Science researchers have found a way to arrange two iron plates and make them transparent or invisible. Using the technique referred to as electromagnetically induced transparency, the absorption of light by an atom or nucleus is balanced with a corresponding emission resulting to a material that is almost “not there”.
A transparent bathtub per se does not provide any much difference without the modern contraptions included in it although the aesthetic effect is certainly extraordinary. The tub shown above is actually a lounger and a bathtub in one. The swiveling lamp adds a unique touch to it as well.
With the use of heating glass technology, we can actually see our toast done before our very eyes. That is of course granting that you have nothing else to do. Still, it is quite a neat addition to the kitchen.
Transparent Washing Machine
This transparent washing machine looks like a gadget from the future, at least is still is. It hasn’t taken off yet but it is quite interesting to see a variation of this appliance in transparent form. I am not exactly sure though what kind of satisfaction to derive from seeing the clothes as they get washed.
After the warm reception of the transparent TV in a 2011 Design Competition, the transparent TV is yet to find its way in people’s living rooms. Still, the completely see-through TV continues to capture the imagination of consumers wanting to have a share of this ambitious development. What is especially lovely with the transparent TV is that it completely blends with its surroundings whether on or off.
These are all actually very nice but I wonder if any of these will surpass the use of the good ol’ scotch tape.